HyreCar allows people to rent out their idle vehicles to people who want to drive for companies such as Lyft or Uber.HyreCar Inc. A few years ago Joe Furnari found himself with a car he barely used, but was stuck with a big insurance bill. Through a Google search he discovered a new Los Angeles-based company called HyreCar that would rent out his car to Uber, Lyft, or other ride-share drivers in need of a vehicle. Joe Furnari, CEO of HyreCar Inc., a Los Angeles-based carsharing company.HyreCar Inc. “As I’m handing off the keys to the driver, and (a HyreCar founder) comes running up to me,” Furnari related in an interview. “He says to me Joe, Joe, this is great. This is a perfect concept. You’re the first person to rent a car on our p
The hinge makes the Planet Computers specialPlanet Computers On my way to visit Planet Computers to learn about the new Cosmo PDA, I thought that it was a mistake. Planet was crazy launching a new device. Not crazy in producing a device with a keyboard which is more pocket computer than mobile phone, no, that’s a good idea. A very good idea, indeed an excellent one. Indeed Google research says that the Gemini users are among the heaviest users of any device. No, my “these people are crazy”thought was that the company should not be launching a new device so soon after the Gemini. There is a precedent of companies killing the business as a result of announcing a successor too early. It’s known as The Osbourne Effect, after Osbourne Computers which failed becaus
Google was once known for just it’s search engine but has over the years evolved and introduced new services. One of such that stands out is the Google Assistant, and Artificial Intelligence tool that you can have conversations with. What exactly is Google Assistant? The Google Assistant is an artificial intelligence powered virtual assistant developed by Google that is primarily available on mobile and smart home devices. Unlike the company’s previous virtual assistant, Google Now, the Google Assistant can engage in two-way conversations.Advertisement - Continue reading below It debuted in May 2016 as part of Google’s messaging app Allo, and its voice-activated speaker Google Home. After a period of exclusivity on the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, it began to be deployed on oth
123RFGeo guessr will put your geographical knowledge to the test.There are more than 600 million websites available online but most of us peruse the same dozen or so each day. That's partly because big tech companies dominate the web but also it can be quite hard to discover new sites. If you are a bit bored with your usual digital destinations then here are 10 new websites to explore the next time you're online. Radio Garden This website allows you to tune into streaming radio stations all around the world. READ MORE:* Amazon's arrival could give NZ firms a leg-up in Australia* One Amazon warehouse not enough to fill every Xmas stocking* The personal details Facebook uses to target ads to you This is great if you live away from the town you grew up in and want to keep in touch or remi...
Amazon, Flipkart beware! Google enters e-commerce, launches new shopping search features for Indian users Tech giant Google Thursday unveiled ‘Google Shopping’ in India that will allow users to easily filter through offers, review prices from multiple retailers and find products that they are looking for. The personalised experience will be available across various Google products — a Shopping home page, Shopping tab on Google Search and through Google Lens. Customers will be able to see trending products across different categories, various deals, and compare prices using the new offering. READ ALSO | After Flipkart, Walmart eyes another Indian startup that specialises in AI For retailers, the company will offer its ‘Merchant Center’ in Hindi, which will allow the sellers to l
Google and Facebook are expected to push back hard against proposals to set up a new authority that would monitor how they use their market power and the operation of algorithms that drive the placement of news and advertising content on their sites. Publicly, the two digital multinationals say they are studying the nearly 400-page report released by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on Monday. “We develop innovative products to the benefit of consumers, businesses and the economy, and we work closely with advertisers and publishers across Australia. We will continue to engage with the ACCC between now and the final report next year, said Google in a statement. But behind the scenes there is consternation about the ACCC’s proposal to set up a new regulatory body which
An eagle-eyed nuclear weapons analyst has uncovered an incredible stuff up by Russia’s equivalent of Google Earth. Online mapping company Yandex, which offers a satellite map service, tried to hide foreign military bases in Turkey and Israel through blurring. But they’ve instead achieved the exact opposite and highlighted them for the world to see.In a damning piece which drags the oversight even more into the spotlight, Matt Korda from the Federation of American Scientists reported that Yandex had selectively blurred out “300+ military facilities in Turkey and Israel.”When a Russian mapping service tried to obscure every military facility in Turkey and Israel, it had the unintended effect of *revealing* the exact locations of over 300 distinct sites (whoops) 😬See the juicy details in m
Amazon Web Services (AWS) and IBM Cloud recently announced plans to deploy satellite-based cloud connectivity. At face value, this seems extravagant. It may be hard to see the value of launching and maintaining a satellite constellation, given the ground station costs and bandwidth constraints of the past. But technology has evolved. The costs for building and launching satellites are improving dramatically. The real improvements are just being deployed: mobile-influenced ground-to-satellite communications will significantly lower the cost of building ground stations and improve satellite communications bandwidth and reliability. Watery Distances are the Challenge Undersea cables connect our global internet. Deploying and maintaining them is expensive. To-date, undersea cables have be...
Verizon Communications Inc. is booking a $4.5 billion accounting charge related to its Oath media business, conceding that the company’s bet on high-profile internet properties hasn’t worked out as planned. The wireless giant spent more than $9 billion to create the Oath business by acquiring AOL in 2015 and then Yahoo in 2017, two web pioneers that were struggling to grow. Verizon hoped the combination would make it a more powerful force in digital advertising, but its share of that market has shrunk instead.... AddSearch News
Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Is the current Pixelbook about to become the old Pixelbook?Credit: Google Chrome Unboxed pulled together some bits of information that suggest the next iteration of Google’s Pixelbook—the Pixelbook 2 for want of a better term—may be officially announced as early as January’s CES in Las Vegas. The evidence is somewhat thin, but it also makes a compelling case. There was a lot of speculation during the weeks leading up to Google’s November hardware event that the company would announce two new Pixel devices, a tablet and the Pixelbook 2. The speculation was largely based on commits in the Chromium Gerrit that referenced devices codenamed Nocturn (the tablet)